On the Edge of Shattered: Book Review

*Giveaway!!* I don't read memoirs much, but this one caught my attention since I once dealt with alcoholism. This book didn't disappoint. You experience Kimberly's raw emotions and the itch for just one sip as your journey alongside her road to recovery. She shares the ups, downs, fears, failures, and accomplishments as she joins an … Continue reading On the Edge of Shattered: Book Review

The Wrong Side of Murder: Audiobook Review and Giveaway!

I love this series! In a unique manner, author Laura Carr brings cold cases into her cozy mysteries. Of course, when Nikki starts poking, murder happens as people squirm at the truth unraveling before them! Nikki's adorable, "ugly," famous dog, Elmo, doesn't seem as involved in this case or novel as with the first. Of … Continue reading The Wrong Side of Murder: Audiobook Review and Giveaway!

Tom Boy: Audiobook Review/Author Interview/ Giveaway

This was an easy-paced novel written from the first point of view. I found it entertaining and interesting. While Jane tries to break a story, it's fun to get into the head of a young, reckless teen who will stop at nothing to get the job done to keep custody of her sister. Her immaturity … Continue reading Tom Boy: Audiobook Review/Author Interview/ Giveaway

Killer Deadline: Audiobook Review & Giveaway!

I loved this gem! This is the first I see elements of You've got Mail thrown into a cozy mystery! It's hip and adds to the many secrets Nikki must uncover in this small town she left behind many years ago. I love the intelligent dog she brings along too! Where can I get one … Continue reading Killer Deadline: Audiobook Review & Giveaway!

Belinda: Audiobook Review & Giveaway

My Thoughts: This novel had a great plot that kept me hooked. I didn't realize that it was book 3 in the series. I never felt lost, so it can be read as a standalone. I prefer tighter endings and thought that maybe the loose threads would be addressed in the next book. That's when … Continue reading Belinda: Audiobook Review & Giveaway

Rusty Goes to Water World: Book Review & Giveaway!

Once again, a bit forgotten by the townspeople yet not by the children. Rusty saves the day again at the water park when things go array. The illustrations were charming. I enjoyed Rusty's second book more than the first one. The vocabulary is advanced, which is good for older elementary school. It was a bit … Continue reading Rusty Goes to Water World: Book Review & Giveaway!

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine: Book Review and Giveaway!

A cute firetruck story. How quickly new things can be forgotten when the next new thing comes along. Yet they don't lose their value or worth just because they aren't "new" anymore. In fact, there might be new things up their sleeve and be surprisingly useful in other ways new things can't be. Follow tour: … Continue reading Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine: Book Review and Giveaway!

Butterfly Love From Above: Book Review

My Thoughts: I loved how the illustrations captured Star's emotions. Although the story was heavier than other children's books I read, I liked that it offers hope, "Always look up." I like that Star tries to cheer others up with the horse that helped her during her sadness when her butterfly friend Twinkle dies. The … Continue reading Butterfly Love From Above: Book Review

Doctoroo & the Case of the Red-Hot Hawaiians: Book Review/Author Interview/ Giveaway

My Thoughts: Beautiful Illustrations that bring the characters to life with vibrant colors! It was fun flying to Hawaii with Doctoroo and trying to solve the mystery of the red-itching skin the pig dancers encounter. Was it something in the volcanos? Or perhaps poison ivy? You must hike and look at plants to find out. … Continue reading Doctoroo & the Case of the Red-Hot Hawaiians: Book Review/Author Interview/ Giveaway